The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has received official recognition for its local leaders and organization from the State of Kuwait.
“We are grateful to the Government of Kuwait and in particular to His Highness, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al -Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for his exemplary leadership in allowing freedom of worship in the State of Kuwait, in particular for the expatriate workforce,” said Bishop Terry Harradine, leader of the Kuwait congregation.
He continued, “We appreciate the assistance and guidance of the Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for their assistance in promoting religious tolerance within the country.
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide organization with more than 16 million members meeting in more than 30,000 congregations, with 188 published languages. Nearly 300 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live and work in Kuwait; they come from many countries around the world. Formal recognition from the government allows local leaders to better serve the needs of members in Kuwait.
Joan G. SmithApril 5, 2019
This brings tears to my eyes. What an amazing miracle... and we know that more stories like this are coming. I am so happy for the members in Kuwait!
Erika PechacekApril 4, 2019
a Miracle is happening right before our eyes. To me this is a testimony that this is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that he guides and leads it. All that was prophesied and declared by His living prophets over all these centuries came direct from the Lord and is still coming. When I lived in a Muslim Country, we had to worship at home, bless the Sacrament at home and were not allowed to congregate. How wonderful it is for these members in Kuwait that they were granted this privilege.